LibriVox recording of David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens. Read by Tadhg.
The story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself, and was the first Dickens novel to be written as such a narration.The story deals with the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity.David's father had died six months before he was born, and seven years later, his mother remarries but David and his step-father don’t get on and he is sent to boarding school.As Divid settles into life we are taken along with him and meet a dazzling array of characters,some of whom we will never forget and some of whom we won't want to remember! (Introduction by Wikipedia & T.Hynes)
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This is my second reading of DAVID COPPERFIELD within a year or so; highly unusual for me with so much to read out there. Highest recommendation!
April 10, 2013 Subject:
The reader is absolutely magnificent
Whilst this isn't my favorite Dickens book, the other reviewers are so right about the reader, Tadhg Hynes. His reading is wonderful.
October 31, 2011 Subject:
is now, in my brain, Tadhg's Copperfield. There is simply no way to praise this reading too highly without sounding like I might be a relative of Tadhg's--though I'm not. Outstanding.
October 7, 2011 Subject:
Thanks very much for such an unremitting toil!
August 9, 2011 Subject:
What a perfect reading! I find it hard to listen to Dickens if not read with an English accent but this reading definitely hit the right tone. You get the feeling that although it is a long book, it must have been a labour of love for the reader - there is so much care and humour in the reading.
Download it and enjoy!
Thank you Tadhg.
July 2, 2011 Subject:
Can an Irishman successfully narrate Dickens? No doubt of it!
LibriVoxateer Tadhg Hynes does a brilliant job with what the author described as his favourite novel. And what a marathon project it must have been to record this looonnnggg book. Long it is. But I was sorry when the final chapter came around.
Many thanks to Tadhg for making this generous contribution to posterity.
TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)
May 23, 2011 Subject:
It's free, but it's still first-rate.
This rendition of Dickens's immense quasi-autobiographical novel is difficult to praise highly enough. Tadhg Hynes has emerged as the brightest star in the Librivox firmament.
Let's hope huge quantities of people download his unabridged version gratis rather than spending a small fortune on a commercial audiobook. Impressive!